HC Deb 01 March 1898 vol 54 cc289-90
ME. J. J. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will give particulars of the grants in aid of local rates in Ireland which it is proposed shall cease to be made in the passing of the Local Government (Ireland) Bill?


The grants in aid referred to in the Question are the grant in aid of the maintenance of pauper lunatics in asylums; the contribution of one-half of the salaries of medical officers of workhouses and dispensaries, and of one-half of their salaries as sanitary officers; the whole of the salaries of schoolmasters and schoolmistresses in workhouse; and the payment of one-half of the cost of medicines and medical and surgical appliances.